Definition of sprit in English:

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sprit

Pronunciation: /sprɪt/

noun

Sailing
A small spar reaching diagonally from a mast to the upper outer corner of a sail.
Example sentences
  • Using a longer spar, and attaching it lower down the mast, can allow the sail to be nearly rectangular, the top-front corner being held by the mast alone, and the top-rear by the spar or sprit alone.
  • When the smoke cleared, the Indy was nearly sprit to sprit with the Spanish Frigate.

Origin

Old English sprēot '(punting) pole'; related to sprout.

Words that rhyme with sprit

acquit, admit, backlit, bedsit, befit, bit, Brit, Britt, chit, commit, demit, dit, emit, fit, flit, frit, git, grit, hit, intermit, it, kit, knit, legit, lickety-split, lit, manumit, mishit, mitt, nit, omit, outsit, outwit, permit, pit, Pitt, pretermit, quit, remit, retrofit, sit, skit, slit, snit, spit, split, squit, submit, transmit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit

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